My previous guide for YouTube Downloader involved the use of Task Scheduler. Today I’m offering a recommended and excellent alternative for installing the latest YouTube Downloader version via Portainer. Wouldn’t you like to download your favorite YouTube videos and audios directly to your Synology NAS without any ads and fully automated? I know there are thousands of sites offering to give you just this, but the fact of the matter is they are full of junk advertisements and, more importantly, malware. And why resort to external services when your own Synology NAS can do it, and safely. Discover today how to download your favorite videos and audio files to your Synology NAS using a Docker container. Create a playlist, or more, and find out how to set up automatic downloading for your favorite YouTube channels and download everything you’d like to watch and listen to directly to your Synology NAS (but do please comply with copyright guidelines). Doesn’t that sound great? It’s not magic – it’s Synology NAS! In this step by step guide I will show you how to install YouTube Downloader on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.
Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it youtubedl. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Now create five new folders inside the youtubedl folder that you have previously created at STEP 3 and name them appdata, audio, subscriptions, users, video. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.
In the Name field type in youtubedl. Follow the instructions in the image below.
version: "3.9" services: youtubedownloader: container_name: YouTube-Downloader image: tzahi12345/youtubedl-material healthcheck: test: curl -f http://localhost:17442/ || exit 1 mem_limit: 6g cpu_shares: 768 security_opt: - no-new-privileges:true restart: on-failure:5 ports: - 8084:17442 volumes: - /volume1/docker/youtubedl/appdata:/app/appdata:rw - /volume1/docker/youtubedl/audio:/app/audio:rw - /volume1/docker/youtubedl/subscriptions:/app/subscriptions:rw - /volume1/docker/youtubedl/users:/app/users:rw - /volume1/docker/youtubedl/video:/app/video:rw
Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.
If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8084 Copy and paste a YouTube URL of your choice, select the quality of your audio or video then click Download. After the download is complete you can listen to the music you’ve downloaded or watch the video you’ve downloaded, depending on your choice. If you click on the 3 vertical bullets in the upper right, you can switch the theme to Dark mode. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Enjoy YouTube Downloader!
If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.
Note: If you want to run the YouTube Downloader container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make YouTube Downloader work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the YouTube Downloader container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.
This post was updated on Sunday / November 5th, 2023 at 12:52 AM